Buffalo hunting

Tony Hawkinsin Machinery & Mechanics

Allett Mowers are launching their latest Buffalo 34/5 all-purpose pedestrian cylinder mower at Saltex.

Known as the great all-rounders in the Allett line-up, the robustly built Buffalos have large diameter cutting cylinders which give them the ability to cut longer grass, even in wet conditions.

The new Buffalo 34/5 sees a range of improvements to a machine developed primarily as a sportsground mower.

The engine is now centrally mounted on the chassis, giving the user a better view of the cutting area.

There is a larger diameter front roller to give straighter lines with less ground pressure.

One handed fitting and removal of the grass box has been made possible by adding a handle and grass box hoop in place of arms.

This new grass box feature has also been extended to the rest of the Buffalo range. Irrespective of forward speed, the Buffalo has a fixed clip rate and anyone hunting for a cylinder mower that will cut long and wet grass will find that the 200mm diameter 8 blade cutting cylinder is designed to cope well in those conditions.

The bottom blade setting is made easy with a single point adjustment for the cylinder and the rear roller is a 3-piece steel construction with rubber covering and bevel gear differential.

The Buffalo has a narrow wheelbase for good contour following, while it combines a wide cut with low weight, making it ideal for maintaining larger, sensitive areas such as sportgrounds and prestige lawns.

It also makes an ecological contribution by being able to operate on low revs, which translates to lower emissions, good fuel economy and lower vibrations for the user.

At Saltex, Allett will also display the domestic range comprising the Classic and Kensington petrol and electric mowers alongside the Buckingham and Westminster models.

The other main feature on the stand will be the Allett Complete Lawncare System which comprises six interchangeable cartridges to provide an aerator, dethatcher, lawn brush, scarifier, verticutter and a 10-bladed cylinder.

The system was shortlisted for the Chelsea Flower Show Gardening Product of the Year 2013 and appeared recently on the Alan Titchmarsh programme.

Visit Allett at Saltex on stand number E25
Allett Mowers 01889 271503: www.allett.co.uk